Robert Vaughan

Fiction Writer

7735 N River Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217

Author's Bio

Robert Vaughan is the Editor-in-Chief at Bending Genres. They have an online journal, lead monthly online weekend workshops, and host two annual writing retreats. His prose and poetry is published in over 600 literary journals such as BlazeVOX, Nervous Breakdown, Hobart Journal, and Necessary Fiction. His books are Microtones, (Cervena Barva Press); Diptychs + Triptychs + Lipsticks + Dipshits (Deadly Chaps); Addicts & Basements (Civil Coping Mechanisms); RIFT, a collaboration with Kathy Fish(Unknown Press) and Funhouse (Unknown Press).

Publications & Prizes

Stripped (philadelphia stories, 2014)
Flash Fiction Funny (Blue Light Press, 2013)
RIFT (Unknown Press, 2016)
Addicts & Basements (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2014)
Excess Anthology (Unknown Press, 2014)
Diptychs + Triptychs + Lipsticks + Dipshits (Deadly Chaps, 2013)
Microtones (Cervena Barva Press, 2013)
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Blue Lotus Review
Connotation Press
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Everyday Genius
Literary Orphans
Lost In Thought
Marco Polo Arts Mag
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Necessary Fiction
Red Lightbulbs
Revolution John
Short, Fast and Deadly
The Miscreant
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Used Furniture Review
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Wisconsin People & Ideas
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Runner-up in the 2012 Micro-Fiction Prize. He was a finalist in the Gertrude Stein Award for Fiction 2013 and 2014, held by Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review. His short fiction, "A Box," was included in Best Small Fictions, 2016. His short fiction, "Six Glimpses of the Uncouth" was included in Best Small Fictions, 2019. His piece, "Time for Dessert" was selected for Best Microfictions, 2019 (W.W. Norton). 

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What I'm reading now: 
The Bed by Rebecca Shiff, As You Were by David Tromblay, Bending Genres Anthology by Robert Vaughan, What a Body Remembers by Karen Stefano, The Collected Stories by Grace Paley

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Last update: Oct 21, 2021